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2013-07-31 12:26:54

Anxious Zebrafish Help NYU-Poly Researchers Understand How Alcohol Affects Fear BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest in a series of experiments testing the ability of robots to influence live animals shows that bio-inspired robots can not only elicit fear in zebrafish, but that this reaction can be modulated by alcohol. These findings may pave the way for new methodologies for understanding anxiety and other emotions, as well as substances that alter them....

2013-06-25 12:28:04

BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the bane of streaming media--the endlessly spinning cursor on a dark screen, or the final minutes of a favorite show freezing to a halt when the wireless signal weakens. A new technology developed by researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) may make spotty streaming and data-hogging downloads a thing of the past. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/NY99197LOGO) The patent-pending...

2013-06-18 16:21:48

Technology Center in Brooklyn Tech Triangle Will Nurture Startups Seeking to Make Cities More Sustainable and Resilient NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced plans to develop and operate the Clean Technology Entrepreneur Center (NYC CTEC), an incubator and multi-use space to support innovators focused on solving urban challenges of sustainability,...

2013-06-06 12:20:10

Environmental Design Research Association Career Award Cites Professor Rich Wener's Lifelong Work on Empowering the Powerless and Respect for All BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than three decades, Rich Wener, a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), has conducted research into the environmental psychology of correctional facilities. His findings have significantly furthered our ability to build more humane, just, and...

2013-06-05 08:23:57

Robotic Fish Offer a New Avenue for Understanding Alcohol's Effect on Brain, Behavior BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rats and mice have long been a model for researchers aiming to understand the complex impact of alcohol and other substances of abuse on behavior and the brain's reward systems. But now, a team at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) has demonstrated a new method for such experiments that promises to yield large amounts of data...

2013-05-16 12:34:12

NYU-Poly Research Expo Takes Over Brooklyn's MetroTech Plaza with Robots, Mobile Apps, Smart Concrete, Gaming, Startup Business Tech, and More NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a newly minted class of engineers walk the stage at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) Commencement next week, New Yorkers will have an opportunity to walk into the future, as Downtown Brooklyn's MetroTech Plaza transforms for the university's first annual Research Expo....

2013-05-10 12:27:38

Prestigious National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Announces Grant to Uncover the DNA of Social Knowledge NEW YORK, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative announced it will fund research by a team led by Oded Nov, an assistant professor of technology management and innovation at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), into what Nov calls "silicon brains" - large-scale knowledge repositories created online. (Logo:...

2013-04-23 12:36:04

NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At what may well be the first conference of its kind, Commissioner Scott D. O'Malia of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will join thought leaders from throughout the financial industry to grapple with issues arising from massive amounts of digital financial data. The Department of Risk and Finance Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) will host Big Data Finance on Friday, May 3, 2013, on its downtown...

2013-04-02 12:35:37

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a battle going on right now, as companies compete to attract and retain top talent. Among the most potent weapons a human resources manager can wield is applying data analytics to talent management. On Thursday, April 18, 2013, the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) will host a free half-day conference exploring advances in talent management and offering advice on data-driven practices that can benefit...

2013-03-18 12:20:21

Huawei Technologies Awards Grants to H. Jonathan Chao and Kang Xi to Advance Performance and Resilience of the Internet NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are few things more frustrating to an Internet user than interruptions or slow-downs in service. The complexity of the Internet "backbone," as the principal routes between large, interconnected networks and routers are sometimes called, makes such occurrences virtually unavoidable, however. Huawei Technologies recently...